N. ventricosa X macrovulgaris
purchase date: 11 / 06
arrived as a rooted cutting
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  12 / 06

Nepenthes ventricosa X macrovulgaris is a cross between the highlander N. ventricosa and the lowlander N. macrovulgaris. I grow my N. macrovulgaris as a windowsill plant and it has done alright for me. I believe Exotica Plants lists this hybrid as an intermediate. I recently got the plant from another grower and he said he rooted it and was growing it as a windowsill plant. I'm growing it outdoors as a highlander. I love N. ventricosa hybrids because they can be grown from lowlanders to highlanders and are very hardy. I'd been passing up this hybrid for some time until this one came along. I think the ridged, striped peristome on this particular plant is pretty neat. I haven't seen a lot of these yet so there may be some variation from other seed grown plants that originated from Exotica Plants. This hybrid would probably make a great indoor windowsill plant to experiment with.  

lowlander / intermediate / highlander  (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: should be easy indoors, easy to moderate outdoors as it adjusts to highland conditions
Market availability: size 3, rooted cuttings, possible large plants; available at times
Species variability: some among the different seed grown plants; none if from cuttings
$ / size: moderate $30.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown